Google's Android Wear is still a nascent platform and built for now entirely around smart watches. Developers are weighing whether they will use their resources to build new apps for the platform, but there are early indications that some app categories could be more ripe than others to exploit wearables. Special report
NEW YORK--AT&T Mobility is open to the possibility of car makers sponsoring the data for in-car LTE connectivity as part of AT&T's Sponsored Data program, according to a a senior AT&T executive.
AT&T Mobility is roughly halfway through its efforts to migrate its 2G network customers off that network before it shuts that network down at the end of 2016.
Samsung Electronics is considering buying home automation platform SmartThings (a 2014 Fierce 15 winner) for around $200 million, according to a TechCrunch report, in what would be yet another move by Samsung to get its hooks into the Internet of Things market.
Despite spearheading disparate Internet of Things alliances, executives from Qualcomm and Intel say that the IoT ecosystem would benefit from having one standard and one platform.
Apple may be prepping a new product that uses its iBeacon location-aware technology, according to documents recently made public by the FCC.
LG Electronics introduced a new wearable device aimed at allowing parents to track the whereabouts of their children. What makes it unique is that the wristband-like gadget will have cellular connectivity.
Wearable devices with cellular connections that are not tied to smartphones will hit the market later this year, according to a senior AT&T executive. Glenn Lurie, president of emerging devices at AT&T Mobility, said that factor will be key in sparking adoption of wearable computing devices.
Intel, Samsung Electronics, Broadcom and other wireless and technology players joined forces to create a new group aimed at coming up with an open-source standard to connect devices to each other across operating systems and wireless protocols as part of the Internet of Things.
Apple hired a senior sales executive from Swiss luxury watch maker Tag Heuer ahead of the expected launch this fall of Apple's first wearable device, widely dubbed the iWatch.